Monday, September 24, 2007

Can Hillary Appeal To The GOP?

She says she can:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton said Sunday she can appeal to Republicans as well as Democrats on the presidential trail.

Clinton appeared on "Fox News Sunday." Host Chris Wallace, citing his acerbic interview with former President Clinton last year as well as the former first lady's comments this year, asked, "Why do you and the president have such a hyper-partisan view of politics? … Why do we want another president who thinks so much in terms of right versus left and red state versus blue state?"

After attempting to turn the questioning to declining family income and the loss of healthcare, Clinton said, "Oh, Chris, if you had walked even a day in our shoes over the last 15 years, I'm sure you'd understand. But you know, the real goal for our country right now is to get beyond partisanship. And, I'm sure trying to do my part. Because we've got a lot of serious problems that we're trying to deal with."

Personally I do not see it that way. After pandering to move-on and the extreme left as much as she has, I do not think she will do that well with the GOP voters.

As far as getting beyond partisanship goes, I do not think the Democrats want to get beyond. They are not interested in give. They just want the take part.

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